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Fish in Haiku

Sat Aug 04, 2012 12:54 pm

OK - a little bit of Fish-related fun here and a bit of an experiment...

The challenge: to post a Haiku summarising a Fish song in album/track order starting with Script...

Anyone can play, once you've posted, let another member post the next song at least just to keep things fresh. Also, let the next participant know what the song is (just in case). Time to flex those creative muscles and Have Fun!

Re: Fish in Haiku

Sat Aug 04, 2012 12:55 pm

So I'll start with Script for a Jester's Tear...

Jester ponders loss
chewing on daffodils
regrets unsaid love


Right, next is "He Knows You Know"

Re: Fish in Haiku

Sat Aug 04, 2012 1:49 pm

JohnSReid wrote:Jester ponders loss
chewing on daffodils
regrets unsaid love


That's 5-6-5 John, not the "traditional" 5-7-5 Haiku arrangement of on (syllables)*...

Change the middle line to "chewing upon Daffodils" though, and it works!

Maybe we need a description of the rules?

*To illustrate the distinction between on and syllables, the following four words each contain four on, but two, two, three and four syllables respectively:
Nippon (ni-p-po-n) - 4 on, but 2 syllables
Tokyo (to-o-kyo-o) - 4 on, but 2 syllables
Osaka (o-o-sa-ka) - 4 on, but 3 syllables
Nagasaki (na-ga-sa-ki) - 4 on, also 4 syllables
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Re: Fish in Haiku

Sat Aug 04, 2012 3:06 pm

Conan wrote:
JohnSReid wrote:Jester ponders loss
chewing on daffodils
regrets unsaid love


That's 5-6-5 John, not the "traditional" 5-7-5 Haiku arrangement of on (syllables)*...

Change the middle line to "chewing upon Daffodils" though, and it works!

Maybe we need a description of the rules?

*To illustrate the distinction between on and syllables, the following four words each contain four on, but two, two, three and four syllables respectively:
Nippon (ni-p-po-n) - 4 on, but 2 syllables
Tokyo (to-o-kyo-o) - 4 on, but 2 syllables
Osaka (o-o-sa-ka) - 4 on, but 3 syllables
Nagasaki (na-ga-sa-ki) - 4 on, also 4 syllables


But many haikus do not follow the traditional 5-7-5
so as long as it follows the spirit of a haiku it should be fine, right?

No time to come up with one myself right now, but will give this game a go when I am back home!

Re: Fish in Haiku

Sat Aug 04, 2012 4:09 pm

English Haikus are allowed variation - indeed there are single word haikus!

Anyway, for the sake of this game I think we can be casual :)

Re: Fish in Haiku

Sat Aug 04, 2012 4:31 pm

Totally lost me.
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Re: Fish in Haiku

Sat Aug 04, 2012 4:40 pm

You can tell Conan's a teacher :)

Anyway, basically a haiku is a short poem: 3 lines long, has a change (or snap) in it's content and tells a story.

Have a go :)

Re: Fish in Haiku

Sat Aug 04, 2012 8:08 pm

I am not sure if I got the idea right but I know these poems as form of Buddhist teachings.
Does that count?

Refused the blessings
Fire devouring the body
Problems still to solve

So Mr Conan teacher Sir :) is that 5-7-5? And what is the snap?
If it was right next: The Web
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Re: Fish in Haiku

Sat Aug 04, 2012 9:03 pm

When I saw the title of this thread, I thought it was going to be an information thread advising us that Fish had got lost on one of his many disastrous flights and ended up in some exotic location that I'd never heard of :oops:

Don't mind me.

Carry on please :)
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Re: Fish in Haiku

Sat Aug 04, 2012 11:24 pm

Lady41 wrote:When I saw the title of this thread, I thought it was going to be an information thread advising us that Fish had got lost on one of his many disastrous flights and ended up in some exotic location that I'd never heard of :oops:

Don't mind me.

Carry on please :)


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